OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Online Self-Paced Workshops
OIT Online Self-Paced Workshops are available in Canvas Catalog, our outreach learning platform.
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Canvas: Analytics for Student Success

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Analytics can improve student success by providing insight into student learning behaviors. Faculty will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their online teaching methods, identify areas that need improvement, and identify at-risk students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Applying the UTK Canvas Course Template

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This workshop/consultation session will assist you through the steps of applying the UTK Canvas Course Template to your Canvas courses. The template will ease your Canvas course design efforts and your students will appreciate the clear and consistent navigation the template offers.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Assignments and Grades

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This workshop will focus on the Canvas assignment tool faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assignments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assignment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Foundations: Getting Started

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This workshop provides a foundational overview of basic features and functionality available in Canvas that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Introduction to Turnitin

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Turnitin offers superlative online text matching via their integration with Canvas Assignments. Instructors will learn how to set up Turnitin Similarity in their Canvas Assignments, as well as how to read and interpret the similarity report that Turnitin generates for each student assignment submission.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Organizing Course Sites Efficiently

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Instructors and designers can take this condensed half hour workshop to learn more about organizing their Canvas course sites to maximize efficiency and impact. Participants will learn more about course quota, the Modules-Files-Pages relationship, how to create a helpful Course Menu and Home Page for their Canvas course sites, and more.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Quizzes

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Canvas currently has two options for online assessment: Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. Join us in this workshop session to learn about how the two Quiz tools function, as well as their similarities and differences. Instructors will also learn about Akindi Importer, a tool that can assist in Quiz content creation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: What's New in Online@UT

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What's New in Canvas - Join us for this half-hour workshop and explore the latest updates in Online@UT (Canvas). It is important to stay up to date as features and functionality get added, changed, or removed frequently in Canvas. Come learn new and upcoming enhancements inside the Canvas interface!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage: Options for UTK Faculty/Staff

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Microsoft 365: Overview

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This workshop is an introduction to using the online Microsoft 365 suite. We will teach you how to navigate the interface, create and manage documents, customize Outlook and Calendar, and use Groups.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Microsoft 365: PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

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Get some quick, fun tips and tricks for saving time and making your PowerPoints more interesting.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Microsoft 365: Sharing and Collaborating

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This workshop will focus on using the collaborative aspects of the Microsoft 365 suite. We will cover related features of Outlook and Calendar, Groups, Planner, and OneNote, as well as Microsoft 365 mobile apps.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Microsoft Teams: Overview

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Get a quick overview of how to use Microsoft Teams for your group. Learn about chats, channels, scheduling video calls, and lots more. We'll leave time for Q&A at the end to answer any specific questions you have.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Accessible Learning Materials & Tools

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Designing for accessibility is the process of proactively creating materials that are usable by the full range of potential end users. This often means making sure that materials and communications can be accessed, perceived, used, and understood by people who use different interfaces or tools, and/or who have relevant disabilities. Designing for accessibility almost always benefits many people including those who do not have relevant disabilities.

Here at the University of Tennessee, our policy is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible. This course introduces best practices that you can begin applying immediately to ensure accessibility and usability of learning materials and communications.

You will learn how to:

  • create accessible documents and PowerPoint presentations
  • identify tools and resources for closed captioning
  • use the Read&Write software, for which UT Knoxville has a site license
  • .
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Best Practices for Online Assessment

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Putting your final exam online? Need ideas for how to assess learner progress in Canvas? This is a one-stop location for asynchronous, self-paced training related to designing and delivering effective tests and assessments online. Topics include pedagogy and design, using Canvas to construct tests and assessments, and facilitating feedback effectively.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Folio: Digital Tool for Assessment and Student Career Prep

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This self-paced training resource introduces you to the Canvas Folio (Portfolium) Network, that can be accessed in Online@UT (Canvas), and provides you with materials to get you started building your Folio.

You will learn how to:

  • navigate a Canvas Folio
  • customize a Folio profile
  • build and promote a Folio
  • network using a Folio
  • access resources to help you build your portfolio.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Training for Faculty

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This self-paced Canvas Training workshop aims to equip instructors and staff with Canvas' need-to-know tools and features, so they are better prepared to jump-start their course design and delivery at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Identify and apply options for organizing course content via the homepage, modules, and course navigation.
  • Create course-related activities using assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
  • Identify assessment options using the SpeedGrader and Grading tools.
  • Recognize ways to manage enrollment and online instructor presence using the messaging system (inbox), user settings (including profile and notification preferences), and groups.
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SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas: Accessibility Checking with UDOIT

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In this course, learn how to use UDOIT (Universal Design Online Inspection Tool), a Canvas course accessibility checker, originally developed at the University of Central Florida. UDOIT is available in each Online@UT (Canvas) course.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Clicker Self-Service Training Resource

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This resource will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. You can use PointSolutions to ask and receive responses in face-to-face or online classes. This response system also allows you to sync the responses to Canvas for class participation scores or quizzes.

Using this resource will help you to:

  • Set up your Canvas course for using clickers (or mobile responses)
  • Create questions in PowerPoint using PointSolutions
  • Create Anywhere Polling (including Ad Hoc questions or planned questions using a web interface)
  • Create self-paced quizzes (participants answer at their own pace) or scheduled quizzes
  • Sync grades to Canvas.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Materia: Engage Students with Interactive Course Widgets

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Materia is a learning tool, available in Online@UT (Canvas), that allows you to easily embed engaging learning activities into your online courses. Materia learning apps, called widgets, can bring life to content modules, practice, study activities, and even assessments. Learn how to enable and use Materia in your Canvas course.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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In this course, you will learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and instructional content. OER are materials licensed for sharing by their creators.

After completing the course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the Creative Commons licenses
  • Search for different types of OER, such as textbooks, instructional and learning materials, images, video, and audio
  • Identify resources and tools to modify and share OER
  • Properly attribute and license OER
  • Guide others in creating OER.
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SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Panopto

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Panopto is a lecture capture tool that allows you to record, edit, share, and manage video content on the web and through Canvas. The platform is fully integrated with Canvas and Zoom.

The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools you need to successfully record your lecture, event, or other video using the Panopto lecture capture platform in the classroom, your office, or at home. Don't let the lecture capture moniker fool you - while it is meant to record lectures, you can use it for many other things like event capture, announcements, assignments, assessments, and meeting recordings.

We will begin with an overview of the platform and then dive into how to record, edit, share, and manage your video content. You will also learn how to use Panopto in the classroom. We will also cover Panopto's integration with Canvas and how to best share Panopto video content in your course.

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SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED: PowerPoint: Creating a Memorable Presentation

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In this PowerPoint course, you will learn how to build your presentation to best meet the needs of your audience. The course is broken into five sections: Introduction, Steps for a Successful Lecture, Tips and Tricks, Best Practices for Presentations, and Conclusion. We will dive into how to set up your presentation, as well as give you the necessary steps for creating your PowerPoint. This course will also give you tips and best practices for creating the best presentation possible in any program, not just PowerPoint.


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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: PowerPoint: Recording Your Lecture with PowerPoint

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You have many tools available to you to record your lecture. Panopto and Zoom are powerful tools for recording your entire presentation, including other inputs such as document cameras and more. But if all you need is to record yourself delivering a PowerPoint lecture, you can record your lecture right from within PowerPoint.

Note: All instructions are for PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 Subscription (Mac) or Microsoft 365 Apps (Windows). Other versions of PowerPoint, including the volume license installed by OIT on university-owned computers, may not have all of the features discussed. You can not record narration in the web version of PowerPoint Online. You must use a desktop version of the software downloaded from Microsoft 365.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Secure Online Testing with Proctorio

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Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service that integrates with Online@UT (Canvas). Proctorio enables instructors to utilize machine learning and facial detection technology to remotely proctor online assessment to help protect the academic integrity of test-takers. This course provides resources for UTK instructors and students on the use of Proctorio in their Canvas courses.

Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to access this support site: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/MFNBPF.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas & Zoom

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If you are new to Canvas, this self-paced tutorial will get you quickly up and running by implementing the Preparing to Launch course template, available in Online@UT (Canvas), and you'll benefit from the detailed instructions found in this tutorial. If you are already an experienced Canvas user, this tutorial will help you dig a bit deeper into the capabilities of Canvas and Zoom and to refresh your skills.

In this tutorial you'll learn how to:

  • Create an inviting course Homepage.
  • Employ a course template designed by OIT to help structure your course site.
  • Upload course content to include recorded lectures, PowerPoints, links to external web resources and other materials.
  • Create assignments that are automatically linked to the gradebook and the course calendar and establish a standard method for students to submit assignments.
  • Create online assessments using the Canvas quiz tool, in which quiz questions and distractors can be randomized to create unique student attempts.
  • Deliver live lectures and conduct office hours online in Zoom.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Visual Design for Instruction

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If you would like to improve the visual design of your course, give students a boost in learning key concepts, or just find decent images without the copyright headache, this course is for you!

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Panopto: Learn to Record and Edit in Panopto

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This workshop will cover the basics of recording and editing using Panopto. Learn two ways to record by choosing from the browser-based recording feature called Panopto Capture or the Panopto Desktop Application. Attendees will also learn simple editing techniques using Panopto's built-in editor.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Panopto: Manage, Host, and Assign Videos within Canvas

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This workshop will cover practical techniques for uploading and managing Panopto content within Canvas. Panopto is fully integrated with Canvas allowing instructors to share content to their Canvas course without leaving the course site. Learn how to add Panopto video content to your course using the external tools and text editor functions inside of Canvas. Integrate videos within the assignments function in Canvas to allow students to submit their own Panopto videos for feedback and grades.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Recording at Home: Best Practices and Tips

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Learn how to make your at-home or remote recordings better with this workshop on best practices and tips for recording at home.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.